A North Dakota man has admitted to his plot to murder President Trump with a stolen forklift. His plan was to sneak into President Trump's motorcade and flip his limousine with a stolen forklift.
On Friday Gregory Lee Leingang, 42, pleaded guilty to the plot.
Gregory Lee Leingang
Leingang was arrested in September 2017 when he stole a forklift from a restricted building and tried to run it into President Trump's motorcade. At the time President Trump was visiting Mandan and speaking about tax reform at an oil refinery.
“The forklift got stuck in a gated area and Leingang fled. He was apprehended by Mandan police, according to Sasse Russell. She said Leingang later admitted his plan to Mandan detectives, as well as a member of United States Secret Service,” Twin Cities Pioneer Press reported.
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“The intent was to basically try to get to the limo, flip the limo and get to the president and he wanted to kill the president,” U.S. Assistant State’s Attorney Brandi Sasse Russel said.
The public defender of Leingang said that he was "suffering a serious psychiatric crisis" at the time of the incident.
A report from The Hill states that Leingang “also pleaded guilty to separate charges of burglary and setting two fires on the same morning he stole the forklift, has been sentenced to a total of 20 years in state prison. A federal sentencing hearing is set for February.”
Trump Derangement Syndrome is a serious thing. People need to realize that no matter how mad they are that President Trump is our president, you cannot do things like this. Just because you don't like someone doesn't make it okay to flip over his limo and attempt to kill him.